Booked a double room with early access for the night of 10th Sept.
If we had bothered to read the numerous reviews here correctly describing the state of the hovel, sorry, hotel, we would have saved ourselves this dire experience !
In a nutshell, the hotel is in a frankly deplorable state. Everything you touch or walk on is screaming out to be cleaned.
We started our stay by going up to the fifth floor in the lift...complete with broken mirrors and tatty carpet...into the room, which had a mixture of smells from sweaty socks to cheap aerosol spray. We left the window open and went into town, deciding that as we were only going to be here the one night, the smells might disperse, and all would be fine.
We got back to the hotel early evening, the smells now almost acceptable, and so closed the window and drew the curtains...well would have drawn said curtains if they had met in the middle.! Deciding to freshen up before dinner, we then took turns at using the bathroom.....you need to read other reviews on this site if you are to believe the state that they are in.
And so to dinner...We had paid for the meal deal in advance to try and save a little cash....it would seem that this is not a popular choice.. the restaurant we were shown to consisted of a bar with just two tables. It would also seem that the barman is also the chef and the waiter...that is if a person who puts food in a microwave really is called a chef...
The food was adequate but nothing more that you could have bought from Tesco's...but then came the real upset of our stay.
During dinner, l had two bottles of beer , at £4.20 each not cheap but better than nothing. When l went to pay the bill, l offered my debit card, thinking they might had a contactless machine or similar, but no. Not only that, but they had no other type of machine either, cash only ! When l said that l didn't think l had enough cash on me l was told to go down to the cash machine at Marylebone station where l could get the cash l needed ! After a very brief but forceful argument , the front of house arrived with a machine and all was sorted.
Travelodge, you need to get a grip ! and no, nothing would entice me to spend another night in this dump ! DO NOT EVEN THINK OF BOOKING THIS HOTEL !
try booking room in different hotel !
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